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Wednesday Obsessions: Classic ‘Summer’ Films June 6, 2012

Filed under: Lifestyle — Deb Johns @ 7:33 am
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Yo Deb readers, welcome to the seventh installment of our weekly newsflash for all things up-and-coming, ‘Wednesday Obsessions’. We are excited to bring you the latest info on people, places and things being discussed around the world and around the world wide web. Start following us to receive an email each week when a new W.O. post is published!

FAMILIAR STORIES:

We recommend picking up the latest issue of Town & Country (June/July 2012 issue) to learn more about the ‘old school’ style of summer camps, the institutions of which are having a great resurgence in the US in number of  participants and quality of program. Carry DVDs, snacks and the magazine in SCOUT‘s Uptown Girl in Racey Lacey (the pattern of the summer!).

SNACK ATTACK:

Purchase large tins of delicious Dale and Thomas Traditional Popcorn; Izze Sodas have natural ingredients and are a thoroughly refreshing treat during the heat of summer; Kaia Chili Lime Kale Chips are a salty and zest version of this healthy, natural snackfood; Chocolate Covered Confections from Ann Marie’s in Minocqua, WI make the perfect sweet snack; grab some Nut Crunches from Fastachi, they’re an easy hand-held version of snacking on mixed nuts.

QUINTESSENTIAL MOVIES AND MOVIE SNACKS:

-the funny summer classics: Caddyshack is the country club classic that follows the idiotic exploits of club and staff members, each one crazier than the next; Meatballs is a coming of age film that chronicles the lives of campers and their camp counselor one summer at Camp North Star; National Lampoon’s Vacation watches the Griswold family drive cross-country as they endure one catastrophe after another at the hands of their reckless (though loving) father and husband, Clark, who just wants to get to Walley World.

-the summer camp classic, both versions: The original Parent Trap is a classic from generation to generation that sheds light on the various experiences at summer camp as well as some not so typical American family dynamics – so perfect for all audiences, this film has stood the test of time even through the release of a second version with an all new cast and reinterpreted plot-line; the newer version of the Parent Trap maintains the sassy pair of twin sisters as well as their unique family dynamics, but this one introduces a couple more character stories that are as funny and charming as the overall tone in the first film.


-the ‘sisterhood’ classics: Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, a classic teenage film based on the original novel about four best girlfriends who spend most of their time together but all of a sudden realize they won’t be near each other for one summer, so they share the ‘traveling pants’ (a pair of jeans) between each experience to help stay in touch; Now and Then, another classic for every group, from young girls to grown women, follows the lives of four best girlfriends from one eventful summer in their 60s suburban town to the present day, where their friendships remain less close but unspoiled.

-the Summer of ’42: Summer of ’42 is a coming of age story of a young, anxious boy’s attempts to portray himself as a man, and, in doing so, he learns of love and loss.

 

Home for the Holidays: Holiday Movie Day December 22, 2011

Filed under: design,Local Flavor — Deb Johns @ 9:22 am
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HO HO Home for the holidays!

Since at this point on the Advent calendar we’re pretty sure most of you have bought or made the majority of gifts for friends and family on your list, we wanted to inspire our hosts and hostesses with old and new Christmas traditions that could take place with everyone under one roof.

 

Today’s idea is a Holiday-themed movie viewing day… In addition to the films featured below, we also recommend The Holiday; The Family Stone; Nothing Like the Holidays; National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; A Christmas Story; How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original and the Jim Carrey version); Elf; Miracle on 34th Street; The Santa Clause; Nightmare Before Christmas; Holiday Inn; It’s a Wonderful Life.

 

Holiday movies to inspire, from left to right,

(SCOUT Weekender Travel Tote in Angelina Ballerina Paisley to tote DVDs); Love Actually; White Christmas; A Charlie Brown Christmas; Home Alone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snacks to be had, from left to right,

Dale & Thomas Gift Tin of Popcorn; Boylan Ginger Ale 4-Pack; Garrett 6.5-Gal Tin of Popcorn; Stewart’s Cherries n’ Cream Soda 4-Pack; 479Popcorn The Comfort Collection (popcorn in canisters); Jones Soda Holiday 4-Pack.

 

Home for the Holidays: Game Day December 20, 2011

Filed under: Lifestyle,Local Flavor — Deb Johns @ 8:37 am
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HO HO Home for the holidays!

Since at this point on the Advent calendar we’re pretty sure most of you have bought or made the majority of gifts for friends and family on your list, we wanted to inspire our hosts and hostesses with old and new Christmas traditions that could take place with everyone under one roof.

 

Today’s idea is Game Day, when everyone brings their competitive edge for the family classics. Tasty bacon-themed savory and sweet snacks will not only nourish the players but also distract the opposing teams while yours is making its next move! Games to inspire, from left to right, Cranium Family Edition; Apples to Apples Party Box Edition; Monopoly (and dress up as one of the characters!); Twister (dress up in color theme!); Charades. 

 

 

 

 

 

Snacks to be had, from left to right,

Jonathan Adler Pig Canister; Boss Hog Smoked Mozzarella Cheese; Boss Hog Maple Bacon Pretzels; Boss Hog Crunchy Southern Bacon Cheese Sticks; Walker’s Crisps Smoky Bacon Flavor.

 

 
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